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Prasterone sulfate
Clinical data
Trade namesAstenile, Dastonil, Di Luo An, Dinistenile, Levospa, Mylis, Sinsurrene, Teloin
Other namesDHEA sulfate; DHEA-S; Sodium prasterone sulfate; Sodium prasterone sulfate hydrate; KYH-3102; NSC-72822; PB-005[1][2]
Routes of
Drug classAndrogen; Anabolic steroid; Androgen ester; Estrogen; Neurosteroid
  • [(3S,8R,9S,10R,13S,14S)-10,13-dimethyl-17-oxo-1,2,3,4,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16-dodecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-yl] hydrogen sulfate
CAS Number
PubChem CID
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass368.49 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • C[C@]12CC[C@H]3[C@H]([C@@H]1CCC2=O)CC=C4[C@@]3(CC[C@@H](C4)OS(=O)(=O)O)C
  • InChI=1S/C19H28O5S/c1-18-9-7-13(24-25(21,22)23)11-12(18)3-4-14-15-5-6-17(20)19(15,2)10-8-16(14)18/h3,13-16H,4-11H2,1-2H3,(H,21,22,23)/t13-,14-,15-,16-,18-,19-/m0/s1

Prasterone sulfate (brand names Astenile, Mylis, Teloin, others), also known as dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), is a naturally occurring androstane steroid which is marketed and used in Japan and other countries as a labor inducer in the treatment of insufficient cervical ripening and dilation during childbirth.[3][1][4][5][6][7][8][9] It is the C3β sulfate ester of prasterone (dehydroepiandrosterone; DHEA), and is known to act as a prohormone of DHEA and by extension of androgens and estrogens,[10] although it also has its own activity as a neurosteroid.[11] Prasterone sulfate is used medically as the sodium salt via injection and is referred to by the name sodium prasterone sulfate (JANTooltip Japanese Accepted Name).[9][12]

Prasterone sulfate is available in Japan, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and China.[9][13] Brand names include Astenile, Dastonil, Di Luo An, Dinistenile, Levospa, Mylis, Sinsurrene, and Teloin.[9][13]

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  2. ^ Challener CA (1 December 2001). Chiral Drugs. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-566-08411-9. [...] Mylis; NSC 72822; Prasterone sodium sulfate; Prasterone sodium sulfate; Sodium dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate; [...]
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  7. ^ Jianqiu Y (1992). "Clinical Application of Prasterone Sodium Sulfate". Chinese Journal of New Drugs. 5: 015.
  8. ^ Sakai T, Sakaguchi M, Adachi Y, Kawashima T, Awata N (1992). "The Biological Fate of Sodium Prasterone Sulfate after Vaginal Administration II: Distribution after Single and Multiple Administration to Pregnant Rats". 薬物動態 (Pharmacokinetics). 7 (1): 87–101.
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  10. ^ Mueller JW, Gilligan LC, Idkowiak J, Arlt W, Foster PA (2015). "The Regulation of Steroid Action by Sulfation and Desulfation". Endocr. Rev. 36 (5): 526–63. doi:10.1210/er.2015-1036. PMC 4591525. PMID 26213785.
  11. ^ Gibbs TT, Russek SJ, Farb DH (2006). "Sulfated steroids as endogenous neuromodulators". Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 84 (4): 555–67. doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2006.07.031. PMID 17023038. S2CID 33659983.
  12. ^ "1099-87-2 - GFJWACFSUSFUOG-ZJTJBYBXSA-M - Sodium prasterone sulfate [JAN] - Similar structures search, synonyms, formulas, resource links, and other chemical information". ChemIDplus. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  13. ^ a b "Micromedex". Merative US L.P.